Dr. Amy Mindell received a BA in Dance and Theater from Antioch University in 1981, a Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology from Zurich ProcessWork Institute in 1984 and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute in 1991. Amy has been a Process Work Trainer since 1984. She is in private therapeutic practice in Portland, Oregon and teaches in many countries in the world. She helped developed process work in the areas of coma, creativity, and dance.
Amy wrote Metaskills: The Spiritual Art of Therapy; Coma, a Healing Journey, and; An Alternative to Therapy as well as papers in professional journals. She wrote Riding the Horse Backwards with her husband Dr. Arnold Mindell. Her studies of the feeling skills in therapy, or “metaskills,” are at the core of much of her work. Amy’s work with art, music and puppets appears in her newest book The Dreaming Source of Creativity. Her most recent musical CD is First Bloom (she is the singer, music composer, and technical engineer).
Amy was awarded the diploma in World Psychotherapy by the World Council of Psychotherapy President in Moscow, 2008. She is an associate member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy and a member of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Arnold Mindell, or “Arny,” is also in private practice in Portland, Oregon. He is known for his development of the process oriented psychology. He is the author of 20 books in 24 languages, including Dreambody, The Shaman’s Body, Quantum Mind, Quantum Mind and Healing, and The Deep Democracy of Open Forums. “Quantum Mind and Healing” was in the top best 10 of four thousand five hundred books on Mind, Body and Spirit in 2005 rated by the in
dependent award judges of New Age Retailer Narcissus Group.
Arny has an MS in Physics from M.I.T., 1964, conducted research at the E.T.H. in Zurich on Time Reversibility in Physics from 1964-1966, earned a Diploma in Analytical Psychology, Jung Institute, Zurich 1970, and received a PhD in psychology from Union Institute in 1971.
Arny is also known in the area of conflict management for his Sitting in the Fire and for his integration of psychology, ecology and physics, and for his work on dreams, bodywork, relationships, and for interventions in near death situations. His latest work is the ProcessMind: A User’s Guide to The Mind of God brings physics and spiritual traditions closer to one another.
Arny is a clinical member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology and is a member of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology. He is on the Editorial Board of the journal, “Psychotherapy and Politics International.” He received the Gold Medal, “Gem of Alternative Medicine/Shiromani” (for outstanding contribution in the field of holistic health and education from Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Calcutta, 1996).
Amy and Arny are often keynote speakers at international conferences on therapy, psychology, physics, organizational change and conflict work and have been on local and international radio and TV in many countries. They work together as a team, teaching, doing town meetings, and working on conflict resolution and organizational development projects for small and large businesses, cities, and Aboriginal communities. They have been resident teachers at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Members of scientific and Aboriginal communities have applauded Arny and Amy’s trans-disciplinary work.
Some of the Mindell’s client organizations have been the Amani counseling and Training center, Nairobi Kenya, the US Government, US Military, BP (British Petroleum), HP, (Hewlett Packard), GM (General Motors), Nokia, Specialized Hospitals, Association of American Group Psychotherapy, International Jungian Community, other Psychological and Growth organizations, Buddhist organizations, various Universities around the world, as well as Aboriginal communities such as Haida Gwaii in Canada. Amy and Arny Mindell received The New Dimensions Broadcaster Award, “Casting Seeds in a Wide Arc,” for vision, commitment, and contribution to humanity and the planet, 1998.